Hilot is the Traditional Medicine of the Philippines. It is the traditional cure for the illness known as Pilay. Pilay has many form but it literally means Brokenness. According to FreeDictionary.com, Broken means forcibly separated into two or more pieces; it also means fractured.
Pilay is the most appropriate term to use rather than sakit which describes pain as a symptom of pilay.Sprain or Tapilok is one form of Pilay as a result of action of man in breaking the natural and universal law. It is a wrench or twist of the ligaments of (an ankle, wrist or joint) violently so as to cause pain and swelling but not dislocation.
As a First Aid, Medical professional advise the public to do the RICE treatment.
*Rest by avoiding activities that cause pain, swelling or discomfort.
* Ice. use an ice pack or ice slush bath immediately for 15 to 20 minutes and repeat every two to three hours while you’re awake.
*Compression. To help stop swelling, compress the ankle with an elastic bandage until the swelling stops. Don’t hinder circulation by wrapping too tightly. Begin wrapping at the end farthest from your heart.
*Elevation. To reduce swelling, elevate your ankle above the level of your heart, especially at night. Gravity helps reduce swelling by draining excess fluid.
In Philippine Traditional Medicine, we provide Hilot Treatment to the feet to help revive the wellness of the foot from Sprain. Schedule your Visit with us by call or texting us at this number:
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